Paul, Ringo, & David Letterman - Ed Sullivan Theatre

On February 9, 1964, just past 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Ed Sullivan stood before a restless crowd and introduced The Beatles to America.  Exactly 50 years later, on February 9, 2014, I stood on that very stage in the Ed Sullivan Theatre with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and David Letterman.

 As I followed them around and listened in on Paul and Ringo reminiscing about that night 50 years ago, it hit me as to how incredible it was to be there with them.  As they stood at the edge of the stage, looking out over the empty seats, Ringo said "It seemed so much bigger back then". And just as I was thinking about what it must have felt like for them, with the audience packed with screaming fans, Paul turned around and started "air-bassing" and singing She Loves You. Incredible! I then made this photograph.  

 I sent a framed print of this, along with a copy of my book VOLUME 1 (with foreword by Ringo) to David Letterman. A few weeks later, I received a super sweet handwritten thank you letter from him. We were all touched by reliving such a historical moment in history. 

 When I look at this photo and think back to that night, I realize how fortunate I am to have these great opportunities. Please let me know if you are enjoying going along for the ride....!

Stay inspired and keep rocking,

- Rob 

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